Rabbi George’s Sermons

September 18, 2018: Kol Nidre Sermon “Three Poems for the Evening of Yom Kippur”

September 10, 2018: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Lost and Found”

August, 2018:  Click HERE to listen to the radio show with Rabbi George & Rabbi Ted Feldman on the Meaning of the Holy Days.

April 27, 2018: Holiness: A Humanist View

April 11, 2018: Yom HaShoah Sermon: “Resistance”

March 2, 2018: Shabbat Sermon: “Pot Brownies at the OnegMarijuana Dispensary as a Fundraiser? Is Cannabis Kosher?”

October 20, 2017: Shabbat Sermon: “Who By Fire”

October 2017: Rabbi George joins with other religious leaders discuss how faith communities are helping cope with the North Bay wildfires.

Listen Here: October Fires – Rabbi George


Rabbi George on “Religions and the Environment” at the CST forum on climate change and population growth.

Read Here: Religions and the Environment


September 20, 2017: Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Avinu Malkeinu

September 29, 2017: Kol Nidre Sermon “The Windphone”

October 2016: Rosh Hashanah Sermon: “The True Voice of The Holy One”

October 2016: Kol Nidre Sermon (Text) “Values”

Read Here:  Kol Nidre Values


June 15, 2016: Rabbi George Speaks at the Multi-denominational “Vigil for Orlando” 

January 25, 2015: Rabbi George’s remarks at the CST forum on Climate Change and Overpopulation (text) “An Open and Urgent Question”

Read Here: An Open and Urgent Question

September 2015: Kol Nidre Sermon (text) “Let me not die while I’m still alive”.

Read here: Let Me Not Die While I’m Still Alive


September 2015: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “To Be Human…”

Read here: To Be Human

September 2015: High Holy Day Sermon “L’Chaim

Read Here: L’Chaim

September 2014: Yizkor Sermon “The Poetics of Loss & Memory”

Listen here: The Poetics of Loss & Memory

September 2014: Kol Nidre Sermon “Do You Love Me?”

Read here: Do You Love Me?


September 2014: Yom Kippur Sermon in memory of Rabbi David Hartman “A Blessing in the New Year”.

Read here: Blessing in the New Year


September 2014: Rosh Hashanah Sermon 

Shabbat Sermon “Newton”

Read here: Newtown Sermon

September 2013: Kaddish & Yiskor Sermon

Read here: Kaddish/Yiskor

September 2013: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Interbeing”

Read here: Interbeing

September 2013: Yom Kippur Sermon “Vulnerability”

Read here: Vulnerability

September 2012: Yom Kippur Sermon “Valley of the Shadow”

Read here: Valley of the Shadow

September 2012: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Hineini, Here I Am”

Read here: Hineini, Here I Am

September 2011: Yiskor Sermon “The Death of Moses”

Read here: The Death of Moses

September 2011: Rosh Hashanah Sermon “Yom HaDin – Day of Judgement”

Read here: Yom HaDin | Day of Judgement

April 2010: Yom HaShoah Sermon “To Be Human in a Place Where There is No Humanity”

Read here: To Be Human in a Place Where There is No Humanity

April 2009: Sermon “How Open is Our Tent”

Read here: How Open is Our Tent

September 2010: Rosh Hashanah Sermon

The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge | Rosh Hashanah 5770


Life Hanging in the Balance | Erev Rosh Hashanah 5770


Torah Then and Now


In Search of Sin | Yom Kippur 5769


Meta: Loving-Kindness | Erev Rosh Hashanah 5768

The Broken and the Whole

No Isaac, Not Anyone

Being Human

My Heart is in the East but I,  I am at the Edge of the West

Yizkor 5764

The Blessing of America

Remembering What Makes Life Worth Living

A Response to the War in Iraq

A Memory That Leads to Redemption

Yizkor 5763

Choosing Life

Barukh Hashem

The Secret of Jewish Survival

Avodah Sh’balev: Work of the Heart